Early Signs of Increased ICP in Infants

Early signs of increased ICP in infants:  Irritability, high-pitched cry, poor feeding, bulging fontanels, separation of cranial sutures “setting-sun” phenomenon.

These are the early signs of increased ICP in infants that you need to know:

  • Irritability
  • High-pitched cry
  • Poor feeding
  • “Setting-sun” phenomenon (eyes appear driven downward)
  • Bulging fontanels
  • Separation of cranial sutures
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what would be the nursing considerations for an increased ICP in infants? i know another symptom is vomiting so we would be concerened about dehydration. however, what else would the nurse be concerened about with an infant presenting w/ increased ICP?


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